Douglas Robison, PWS and David Tomasko, PhD Join ESA’s Southeast Biological Resources Team
Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is pleased to announce that Douglas Robison, PWS and David Tomasko, PhD have joined the firm as Principal Associates in the Florida Biological Resources and Land Management Group. Doug and Dave will work with clients to provide solutions for environmental compliance, restoration, permitting, and special status species from ESA’s Tampa office.
The combined talents of our growing biological resources team will better enable us to help clients tackle complex issues such as climate change adaptation and the protection and restoration of our unique Florida ecosystems,” said Julie Sullivan, ESA’s Southeast Regional Director. “Doug is one of Florida’s first Professional Wetland Scientists and authored the Tampa Bay Habitat Master Plan, which serves as the template for future habitat restoration and management efforts in this nationally important estuary. Dave has worked across the U.S. and internationally on projects related to pollutant loads, water quality and natural resource management.”
Doug brings more than 31 years of experience managing and contributing to complex environmental assessments, planning, and permitting projects. A legally qualified expert in wetland science, estuarine ecology, limnology, watershed management, and environmental monitoring, his technical excellence has been recognized by public and private clients alike. He received his master’s degree in Biological Oceanography from the University of South Florida, College of Marine Science. Prior to joining ESA, he was a Senior Vice President for a large public engineering firm. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Lake Management Society and the Florida Earth Foundation; and is an active member of several professional societies including the American Water Resources Association and the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation.
Dave brings innovative solutions and scientific expertise based on over 28 years of hands-on experience in pollutant loading and water quality modeling and reviews, environmental monitoring design, water quality analysis, and the development of estuary and lake management plans. He has published over 40 articles or chapters in peer-reviewed scientific literature. He received his doctorate in Biology from the University of South Florida. He is a member of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography; the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation; and the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society.